A range of refill household detergents that are:
- Cruelty Free
- Manufactured for SESI by independent family firm in the UK
The barrels and tubs used for distribution are all returned and refilled, which ensures a zero packaging waste supply chain from factory to householder.
SESI go to great lengths to ensure their products whilst eco-friendly, also are:
- Easy to refill
- Use fragrances which can be sourced as local as possible (UK and Europe)
- Opt out from exotic essential oils imported from far out
- Reduce carbon footprint where possible
SESI products do not contain:
Parabens, Chlorine Bleaches, Optical Brightener, Thiazolinones, Sulphites, Methylisothiazolinone (CMIT), Gluten, Alcohol, SLS, ALS, ALES, Formaldehyde, Quanternium or Phosphates.
Enzymes: There are vegan enzymes in our Biological Laundry Liquid; none of the other SESI products contain enzymes.
Septic tanks: SESI Refill do not contain harmful ingredients like bleach, phosphates or nonylphenol ethoxylate, so our products are safe to use with septic tanks and normal waste systems. Thanks to our formulas being biodegradable, there is no harmful impact in the environment from normal usage.
Why SESI products are not anti bacterial: A household detergent is required to kill at least 99.999% of bacteria in order to be anti-bacterial. Even at a reduction rate of 99.9%, the level of surviving bacteria is 100 times greater than an EN1276 standard would allow.
Watch out for claims such as “have been tested to EN 1276” as this is not a confirmation that the test has been passed.
SESI products are not made with biocidal function in mind. An antibacterial product is designed to kill *all* bacteria, including good bacteria which naturally occurs on our hands and skin, those organisms which work in harmony with our inmune system. Heavy zero bacteria products turn our surroundings sterile and finally pollute our ecosystems too. There is a need for 99.999% or even zero bacteria tolerance products for hospitals and the like, for example, but we do not produce, supply and refill such products, and especially not for household use.
SESI aims to produce, supply and refill cleaning products that do no harm.
On balm oil and cocont oil: SESI products use a coconut blend with 1% or less of RSPO certified (sustainably sourced) palm oil. Please visit FAQ to see our table on percentages and find out more about our stand on Palm Oil.
Future sustainable crops: SESI are asking their supporting communities to come on this journey with them and together get good research done, promote real farming and fair trade to become the main source of supplies for products the majorities can in future, afford to refill. Until they find a way of making locally and sustainably grown crops for oil, they do have a massive dilema. The questions they ask at SESI are:
➡️Coconut mono-crops fast destroying precious Mangroves
➡️Chemicals from this mono-crop washing straight onto the Oceans
➡️Child labour involved in the picking
➡️Monkeys involved in the picking
➡️Is the coconut oil #fairtrade? Chances are very slim
➡️Erosion in coastal areas where coconut is grown
➡️Coastal habitants becoming more exposed to dangers of flooding and tsunamis
➡️Dirty cheap Coconut Oil ~ how does it justify that you pay more for products containing this ingredient?
They know that if they are to make refilling part of our mainstream culture, they need to source ingredients that are ethically sourced, fairly priced and yet still affordable to the majorities.
Cole & Co.
A family business that first started out with a ‘lifestyle’ shop selling clothes, gifts and greetings cards in Beaumaris, Anglesey in 2000.
In 2010 they started to create a range of delicious soaps and candles from their kitchen table. The success of these original, fragrant products have led them to become a recognised and luxury Welsh brand – supplying many beautiful independent shops and boutique hotels & holiday homes throughout Wales. They are now lucky to have the most incredible retail space in the form of an old Post Office full to the brim of all our products – which links through to their workshop in the old Sorting Office!